2022 – End of June Status

So here we are approaching the end of June (which means we’re past midsummer and on our way to Autumn) the garden and vegetables are beginning to be productive and I’m making the record of what we’re harvesting. The tomatoes are all growing well and have small fruit growing on them. I have a feeling…… Continue reading 2022 – End of June Status

Busy Blue Tits – 2022

Blue Tit Nest Box

Sitting quietly in the garden I watched the Blue Tits dashing in and out of the birdbox. They were delivering food to their young family hopping in and out about every ten minutes (or less). Its virtually impossible to get a still picture as they hop around for a few moments before leaping into the…… Continue reading Busy Blue Tits – 2022

Planting out Tomatoes – 2022

So, the plants have got to the stage where they’re large enough to plant out. I grow my tomatoes in a couple of small greenhouses (since my polytunnel failed last year) in “Morissons Flower Buckets (MFBs)”. (For those of you who don’t know about them, Morissons is a UK supermarket and one of the things…… Continue reading Planting out Tomatoes – 2022

Airfix Wellington Bomber

Final Layout

All the bitsCockpitAll these bits are hiddenFuselageSide ViewWings BuiltWith UndercarriageWings attachedAnd tailplaneEngine CowlingsBombs FittedSide Guns (should have left these unfitted)WheelsPropellorsMore or less finished for paintingFirst coat of TopFirst coal of undersideGreen topPaintedTransfers – note the letters are wrongFront ViewClose-upLadder I’ve added to my collection of models with the Wellington MKII bought from a local model…… Continue reading Airfix Wellington Bomber

Tomatoes Germinating -2022

The tomatoes I sowed in the middle of March are (mainly) germinating and growing reasonably well. Of the 29 different cultivars, three have so far failed to show any sign of growth (which shows how old some of the seeds are so I’m unlikely to get Amber Coloured, Carotina, or Kibits Ukranian this year. I’ve…… Continue reading Tomatoes Germinating -2022

2022 – Clocks Go Forward, lighter evenings

Our clocks went forward this morning making it lighter in the evenings and the days seem longer. The past few days have been warm and we’ve been out in the garden tidying things up and preparing for the summer. The tomatoes I sowed earlier in the month have mainly germinated, as I said at the…… Continue reading 2022 – Clocks Go Forward, lighter evenings

Sowing Tomatoes – 2022

I selected the tomato seeds I planned to sow this year and found that many of them are quite old. Nonetheless, I’ve given them a whirl and hope that they will germinate. I’ve sown 29 different varieties (30 pots because I’ve grown two different lots of my Oleron Yellow because I still seem to have…… Continue reading Sowing Tomatoes – 2022

Holiday in the Yorkshire Dales

Its two years since we’ve been away on holiday. COVID-19 has made us uncomfortable about going into other accommodation or staying in an hotel. However, althouh the numbers are still high we decided to go away and see how we felt. We had a lovely time, despite the weather (which was cold and wet at…… Continue reading Holiday in the Yorkshire Dales